Engineering for Change

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Jarkko Vesa

Mission (im)possible: The Quest for Affordable Electric Vehicles for Emerging Markets

May 29, 2018

What would it take to design a cost-effective electric vehicle for emerging markets? This question was raised in the...

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I teach refugees to map their world

May 28, 2018

I first visited the Zaatari refugee camp in early 2015. Located in northern Jordan, the camp is home to...

Andrew Drain

The Necessary Trade-Offs When Co-Designing New Technology

April 20, 2018

The co-design of new technology with communities has benefits and trade-offs. Our colleagues and we at Engineers Without Borders...

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Biomining the Elements of the Future

April 17, 2018

Biomining is the kind of technique promised by science fiction: a vast tank filled with microorganisms that leach metal...

Rob Goodier

The Key to Food Security Is Post-Harvest Management, Experts Say

April 9, 2018

As much as one-third of the food produced in the world is lost or spoiled before it can be...

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Cross-Sector Experts Will Focus on Affordable Energy in Africa at the IEEE PES-IAS PowerAfrica Conference

April 6, 2018

Limited access to energy is a major impediment to economic growth in developing nations.  Over 640 million people in...

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How to Choose a Mobile Data Collection Platform

April 3, 2018

This guide helps you choose the right mobile data collection tools for your needs. Choosing from among the dozens...

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Pay-as-You-Drink: Digital Finance and Smart Water Service

March 29, 2018

Research shows that the closer a person is to a safe source of water, the more safe water they...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Ramla Qureshi, Founder of Women Engineers in Pakistan

March 1, 2018

Ramla Qureshi has seen firsthand the deep bias against girls and women studying STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering...

Rob Goodier

What Your Call-Log Says About Your Creditworthiness

February 28, 2018

Brenda used to sell curtains door to door in Nairobi, Kenya, but she dreamed of opening her own storefront....


Latest Comments

  • great topic to be involved in. am an electrical engineer in africa...this is a game changer

    Technology Access is Ushering in Agriculture’s ‘Data Revolution’
    andy james
  • Hi Jon, thanks for the recommendations! Iyour feedback about incorporating "Engineering Education" in this list is noted. It is a critical topic because I also whole-heartedly agree social justice needs to become mainstream in eng education! Unfortunately, I cannot edit this entry to add your SUGGES...

    Reading list: Exploring the Connection Between Engineering and Social Justice
    Ankita Joshi
  • Nice article. I really enjoyed while reading your article. We proud of our Indian people who have invented these innovations. People need to know the innovations invented by Indians. So that they feel proud of our nation. Here all of you go through the unknown...

    Made in India: 10 life-changing Indian technologies
  • No, that is not what we do. If you're looking for products, though, we do standardize information about technologies that meet basic needs in underserved communities. You can find them in our Solutions Library here:

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    Rob Goodier
  • it has been years... any product to sell, or still just talk...?

    E4C at age 1: The best of our inaugural year
    William Yates
  • We currently have a gravity fed community water system. We are no longer meeting the water quality for our area. The government/EPA is requiring us to put in a chlorination system or find another source. We would like to find a system that could be put inline at the source to bring us into complianc...

    Post-Construction Support For Rural Water Systems
    Dick Bluff
  • We want more about solar energy as well as maintenance of battery which cost a lot for urban in developing countries.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    Dr Khin Maung Ye
  • Actually Barbara, 4Ocean is a FOR PROFIT company (just Google 4oceans for profit and you'll see), so an unknown amount of your "donation" or purchase goes to ocean cleanup (probably 10-20%) and the rest lines the pockets of the owners. Everyone thinks they are a non-profit and some even "donate" mon...

    Can a bracelet craze clean our oceans?
  • Very useful intermediate technology for developing con

    Ten low-cost ways to treat water
    Dr Khin Maung aye
  • I am in a country where we have rivers with strong flow to generate electricity, however we are in a crisis never seen by neglect and neglect, so I want to study more about solar energy to contribute in my country venezuela.

    Can Community-Scale Solar Become the Model T of Clean Energy?
    ana veronica valderrama

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